Circulation is Hungry

Space planning involves organising many different functions and relationships of room types. Many of these room types can be easily re-purposed as your family grows or circumstances change. However, there is one space or zone that needs to be kept in check. Circulation zones are the glue that brings your house together. It allows the flow of your house to happen. Not only between rooms, but also within a room. These zones are also floor space hungry and can only be used for one thing – circulation. Leveraging the amount of floor space used for circulation will keep your gross floor area down. Which in turn will keep your construction costs down. So which areas should you look at? DOORS Take a look at how you enter a room and how you access other rooms from within that room. Try to avoid travelling across the space. The area in front and behind the door can only be used for circulation, so position the doors along the same wall. CARS Vehicles are big and require a major amount of floor space just to move them around. If your plot of land is small thin k long and hard  about how you will ned to access your garage. CORRIDORS Long corridors serving a string of rooms can only be used for that purpose. Why not widen the corridor, position the rooms around this space and use it as an activity are for the rooms it serves.  

HOW MANY CIRCULATION ZONES DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR DESIGN. CAN SOME OF THEM BE OVERLAPPED? COMMENT BELOW.

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